July Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post

Welcome to the July Gifted Gorgeousness link-up.  The link-up date continues to be the 15th and I will keep the link-up open until the end of each month so you have plenty of time if you are late posting.

The format remains exactly the same, there is a list of rules on the main sign-up page if you want to check what is required but basically anything connected to the word "gift" is allowed, whether it was a gift TO you or is a gift FROM you.

My main project for Gifted Gorgeousness has been my Discworld Mappe by Lyndisfarne Designs, which will be a gift for my son.  This is the portion I have been working on in July, not much to show yet, I just added some islands and a cute Sea Monster:

stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies

My current Just Nan design, Holly Noel, was a gift from Brenda:

stitched on 28 count Beige evenweave

I've actually stitched a lot more than that but I am saving the photos for when I have added the beads!

The final gifted project for this month is the 12 Days of Christmas by JBW.  Two of my friends bought two charts each for my Christmas present.  I started one design per day for the 12 Days of Stitchmas and have completed the Seventh Day: 

stitched on 40 count white linen, 1 over 2

My real-life stitchy friend has a Birthday at the end of this month.  As we haven't been able to meet up in person for so long, I decided to make her a Bitchy Socks Box.  Not to be confused with Stitchy Box as that is TM.   She has a small parcel to open each day in July until her Birthday on the 29th.  Here they all are:

The gifts are a mixture of things I have bought (e.g. some GAST threads), things from my stash (e.g. charms) and things I have made (e.g. scissor fob) as well as some hand painted aida.  I discovered that diluted acrylic paint is great for painting aida.  If it's too bright - just give it a tea bath!

It's been a fun thing to do and she is enjoying each parcel.

Now it is your turn to show us your Gifted Gorgeousness for the month.  Please use your name or your blog name in the field and NOT the words "July Update" so I can easily see who has linked up this month.  And link to the actual post, not just your blog.  It is easier if you copy and paste the link, rather than typing freehand.



Finally, the Summer Blog Hop.  Anyone want to do a Summer Blog Hop this year?  I thought we could do a Know Your Blogging Friends Hop.  I allocate you the name of a fellow blogger and you make a post about them, showing something you think they would like to stitch.  Could be something you have stitched or something you found online you think they would like to stitch.

So, for example, if you got me as your Blogging Friend you would write a post about my Blog Hops and show a dragon design (or 2!).

To take part, leave a comment here.  I'll take sign-ups through to the 28th July and then allocate names with the posts going up on 8th August (It was my Nana's Birthday).

July Gifted Gorgeousness Link-up Post